Bernard Care Center is a nursing home in Saint Louis, Missouri which has 927,396 people. With a rock bottom overall grade of F, this facility didn't fare well in our assessment. Based on our assessment, you'd be better off to steer clear of this nursing home. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's report card, you can continue reading to find out about its category grades. We discuss inspections in the next section.
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Bernard Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Registered Staff Hours
While we gave this nursing home a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a B for our inspections category. This is the result of the facility receiving a decent inspection report this year. Perhaps the most important factor we consider in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. It is generally best to avoid facilities that had a long list of severe deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to pose an immediate threat to resident health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
We were also surprised to discover that this facility received a somewhat respectable long-term care grade in our assessment. We awarded it a grade of C in that category. Long-term care grades are typically used to measure a nursing home's performance as a traditional nursing home, as opposed to focusing more on the skilled nursing services provided by a rehabilitation facility. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. We were concerned by the fact that this nursing home vaccinated a relatively low 24.999998 percent of its patients for pneumonia. On a more positive note, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, this nursing home only received a grade of D for its short-term care score, which is not an impressive grade. In forming these short-term care scores, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The purpose is to formulate a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. With a score in this range for this category, we were not surprised to learn that this place was well below average in many staffing figures we focus on. The facility provided far fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most facilities. The final measure we considered in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor metrics was damning for this nursing home's short-term care score.
The next area we assessed was nursing, in which this facility was given a very poor grade in this category also. Sadly, it received an abysmal F in this category, which is definitely a major disappointment. In calculating a facility's nursing grade, we consider the quantity of hours nurses are seeing residents and the levels of training of the nurses. This place offered just 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing ratings. This place performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these statistics to be measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bernard Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bernard Care Center, 5.43% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric indicates the percent of long-term stay patients which suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are an indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bernard Care Center, 1.36% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term residents which experienced falls which resulted in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bernard Care Center, 0.8% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bernard Care Center, 41.97% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used for treating several conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bernard Care Center, 29.16% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percentage of long-term care residents who are prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bernard Care Center, 1.69% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bernard Care Center, 45.34% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bernard Care Center, 27.08% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing. Some believe that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bernard Care Center, 22.59% of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who maintained mobility.
In Bernard Care Center, 0.03 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bernard Care Center, 22.59% of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bernard Care Center, 16.16% of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Scores for Saint Louis, MO
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus
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